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  1. Am I doing the right thing?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I got a new betta after my old one died, and I noticed on my heater there was a little bit of fungus that I missed! I immediately took it out, scrubbed it off with the hottest water I could stand and have it sitting in some salt water. As of right now, I have Epsilon (the new betta) sitting...
  2. Salt dip

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there, thanks to friendly people here I was able to diagnose my boys Fabio and Flavio with mild fin rot. I found information on how to preform a salt dip, but it did not say how often to do this with them. Here is the link to the information I used...
  3. Bloated/Constipated?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Norman, stopped eating and was having trouble swimming about a week ago. Around the same time I noticed some fin rot, so I started salt bathing him. He is now swimming around almost normal, and the rot rot is much better (still a little black in a few places, but I'm extremely pleased...
  4. Saltbath?? (answer ASAP please!)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    okay so i decided its time that i get into my local petstore(its fairly small, sadly) and buy EVERYTHING i need for my betta. Right now, hes just laying at the top of the water inside the plant leaves(live plant) and doesnt eat! so ive decided im going to try a saltbath, since i was told by...
  5. Salt in fin rot tank. Fin rot help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    How much aquiarum salt should i put in with my betta as just help for his mild fin rot. As soon as my local fish store is open i'll get medicine but how much salt should i put in per gallon? there is also a african frog and 2 rabasoras. I've had lots of issues with fin rot before, im giving 2...
  6. Fish has clamped fins! Melafix and salt?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a betta (named Red) that has clamped fins. I don't know what is wrong with him. But I did put 2 teaspoons of pure salt (just nacl no additives) in his 2 gallon tank. I also picked up so melafix and was wondering if it actually works? I have been giving it to him for two days now and I do...
  7. Fin Rot: should I continue with the salt baths?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! My Crown Tail betta, Loki, has fin rot and I gave him a salt bath yesterday and did a 100% water change. When I gave him the bath and afterwards he had little fuzzy white looking things on some of the tips of his tail. Today they're all gone and he's just swimming around like mad...
  8. Sad Sick Betta and Cluless Owner

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my Betta for around six months now and he was shy at first but then he opened up. However for about a month now he has stopped eating as far as I can tell and he now has these black patched on his scales and inside his gills. I have included a picture. I used to think that I knew how...
  9. Betta Diseases - Curing Fish With a Salt Bath

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Guys! My name is Elizabeth Christopher, and I have been raising fish for about 20 years, and enjoy helping others raise healthy, long-living fish. Here is a recent article I wrote about using a salt bath to improve your betta's health. Betta Diseases - Curing Fish With a Salt Bath Since...
  10. Is this fin rot? Photos included

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have just bought this betta today, and as I've been watching him I've noticed the darker edges to some of his fins and the end of his tail seems like it does not open unless he flares. I have not been able to get him into his 3 gallon tank as it is still conditioning and acclimating to room...
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